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1878-1899: Government and Politics

1878-1899: Chapter Six: Government and Politics






American Government in the Gilded Age 188

Boodle 189

American Party Politics 190

Stalwarts, Half Breeds, and Mugwumps: A Glossary 192

American Politics: Reforming the Spoils System 193

American Politics Southern Style 193

Domestic Concerns: Monetary Reform 195

Bryans Cross of Gold 196

Domestic Concerns: Regulating Commerce 197

Financing the Federal Government 198

The Amorous President 199

Government and Labor 199

Indian Policy 201

International Affairs: Hawaii and the Spanish American War 202

The Dreadful White House 205

Movements for Change: Nationalists and Single Taxers 205

Movements for Change: Populism and Progressivism 206

Movements for Change: Temperance and Prohibition 207

Presidential Elections 208


Chester A. Arthur 212

William Jennings Bryan 213

Grover Cleveland 214

George Dewey 215

James A. Garfield 216

Mark Hanna 216

Benjamin Harrison 218

Rutherford B. Hayes 218

William McKinley 219


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